Journalism school

A journalism school is a school or department, usually part of an established university, where journalists are trained. An increasingly used term for a journalism department, school or college is 'J-School'. Many of the most famous and respected journalists of the past and present had no formal training in journalism, but learned their craft on the job, often starting out as copy boys/copy girls. Today, in many parts of the world it is usual for journalists to first complete university-level training which incorporates both technical skills such as research skills, interviewing technique and shorthand and academic studies in media theory, cultural studies and ethics.

Historically, in the United Kingdom entrants used first to complete a non media-studies related degree course, giving maximum educational breadth, prior to taking a specialist postgraduate pre-entry course. However, this has changed over the last ten years with journalism training and education moving to higher educational institutions. There are now over 60 universities in the UK offering BA honours degrees in journalism. Postgraduate courses are more well-established, some of which are either recognised by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) or the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

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Lawmakers seek change in teacher loan program

The Bryan Eagle 18 Jun 2019
But the program has been seeing dips in enrollment in recent years following changes that make it more difficult for people to qualify, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. In the three school years prior to the eligibility changes taking effect, the program awarded 212 loans ... Wisconsin State Journal, http.//

East Surry football's Jefferson Boaz grew up a Carolina fan. He realized a dream by ...

Winston-Salem Journal 18 Jun 2019
Walt Unks/Journal ... Allison Lee Isley/Journal ... All I've known my whole life is North Carolina — not just the school, but the state," Boaz said ... East Surry's Jefferson Boaz (7) said he compared other schools he visited to North Carolina. Allison Lee Isley/Journal ... He met with Lowman and created a list of schools that piqued his interest....

Culture of victimhood exacerbates problems in Madison's schools -- David Blaska

Madison 18 Jun 2019
The State Journal's recent editorial "School Board votes to keep students safe" is no doubt correct that poverty and other societal challenges play a role in Madison's racially disproportionate, school-behavior issues. But so does the culture of victimhood ... ....

LETTER: “No confidence” in Jesus Jara?

Las Vegas Review-Journal 18 Jun 2019
I read how numerous principals conducted a vote of “no confidence” for Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara because he took away their deans (Thursday Review-Journal) ... ....

Duluth to catch school zone speeders with photo enforcement

Atlanta Journal 17 Jun 2019
The Duluth City Council voted recently to award a contract for a photo enforcement program for speed violations near school zones in the city ... Duluth Middle School and Mason Elementary had the highest number of speeders ... Support real journalism....

APS authorizes $900,000 plan to guide building decisions

Atlanta Journal 17 Jun 2019
Atlanta Public Schools will spend $900,000 developing a facilities master plan to guide decisions about consolidating and building schools and changing attendance zone boundaries ... Martin Luther King Jr.’s childhood school in Old Fourth Ward gets $52 million renovation ... Support real journalism. Support local journalism ... Atlanta Public Schools....

CIA intelligence officer to work at University of New Mexico

Killeen Daily Herald 17 Jun 2019
The CIA officer is scheduled to arrive at the university in August as part of an ongoing relationship with the agency and the school despites protests from students in previous years, the Albuquerque Journal reports ... Robinson declined an interview request from the Albuquerque Journal....

Editorial: Jail charter school a good lesson in second chances

Aluquerque Journal 17 Jun 2019
Beaming parents, airborne caps, black gowns and orange jumpsuits – the story and photos of the 2019 graduating class of Gordon Bernell Charter School that appeared in the June 7 Journal were uplifting enough to melt even the flintiest heart ... One of the school’s campuses is Downtown; the other is inside the jail....

Private schools can serve the public well | Letters

The Guardian 17 Jun 2019
... assumption that all private schools are like Eton should not go unchallenged ( When will Corbyn take on the might of private schools , Journal, 14 June)....

Bill would allow schools to release parents' names

San Francisco Chronicle 17 Jun 2019
Current state law allows schools to release ... Born tells the Wisconsin State Journal that it "just sounds weird to me" that schools can't release parents' names now....

Private schools can serve the public well

The Observer 17 Jun 2019
Robert Verkaik’s implicit assumption that all private schools are like Eton should not go unchallenged (When will Corbyn take on the might of private schools, Journal, 14 June). My own independent school is located on the borders of Lewisham and Greenwich, both of which cater for large numbers of socially disadvantaged children....

Florida education news: Academic focus, teaching jobs, plans for growth and more

Tampa Bay Times 17 Jun 2019
The Department of Transportation will add crosswalks with signals on busy International Speedway Boulevard to make it easier to get to Volusia County's Mainland High School, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports ... A denied Volusia County charter school applicant appeals the district's decision to the state, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports....

Bill mandates valedictorians in state’s school districts

Wilmington News Journal 17 Jun 2019
COLUMBUS (AP) — A state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would require school districts in Ohio to name a valedictorian and a salutatorian ... Many schools traditionally […]. The post Bill mandates valedictorians in state’s school districts appeared first on Wilmington News Journal....